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A Royal Charter Fair!

Some fairs are extra special! A Charter Fair is a fair endorsed by the Crown. Crown-issued letters patent gave an individual or a corporate body, like a city borough, the privilege of holding a fair. Charter Fairs take place all over England throughout the year often corresponding with a saint’s day.

There are a number of Charter Fairs during September World Fun Fair Month


Alton Michaelmas

3 days around 29th September

Amersham Fair

19th & 20th September

Ashby de le Zouch (Statues)

3rd Friday in September for 5 days

Axbridge (Blackberry Carnival)

Thurs to Sat Week before Bridgewater St Mathews (Sept)

Barnstaple Charter

Wednesday before 20th Sept

Brackley Mop

2nd Thursday/Friday/Saturday Sept

Bridgwater (St Mathews)

Last Wednesday in Sept

Chipping Norton Mop

3rd Thursday to Sunday Sept

Chipping Sodbury Late Mop

Last Fri & Sat Sept

Crewkerne (Formerly St.Bartholomew's Fair)

1st Friday and Saturday of September

Daventry Mop

2nd weekend Sept

Dumfries Rood Charter Fair

Last Thurs/Fri/Sat September

Frome Carnival (St Marys Fair)

Wednesday to Sat 3rd Week September

Glastonbury (Tor)

1st Monday nearest 10th sept

Kimbolton (Statute)

3rd Wednesday in Sept

Macclesfield Charter

Last wk Sept

Moreton in Marsh Mop


Neath Great Fair

Tuesday -Saturday and must include the second Thursday of Sept which is fair day